Aesthetics Short Takes

This framework offers eleven attributes for using arts as a tool for change. It aims to enable artists to shape the criteria by which their work is assessed. For more Animating Democracy resources go here. Animating Democracy, Americans for the Arts, 2017

The Citizen’s Handbook

A toolkit for community-based activism covering community engagement, facilitation and community organisation. The toolkit is useful for practitioners seeking to understand group dynamics, sustainable community engagement. Citizen’s Handbook, 2019

Imaginings: A DIY guide to arts-based community dialogue

Imaginings are art-infused gatherings for community visioning, inviting diverse groups of artists, organisers, and community members to envision their communities’ futures. The toolkit includes historical context as well as tools for project management and delivery. US Dept. Arts & Culture, 2019

Beautiful Rising

This toolbox catalogues a broad range of principles and tactics for activism. Whilst not strictly developed from arts practices, it provides explanations to theories and movements that have informed participatory theatre and is useful for arts activists. Beautiful Rising, 2019

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